More than 50 county council staff on more than £100K

More than 50 county council staff on more than £100K

More than 50 county council staff on more than £100K

First published in Local News

Dozens of public servants in Essex are earning six figure salaries with huge pension contributions on top.

Essex County Council has more than 50 staff earning a basic salary of more than £100,000.

This does not include the dozens earning bumper pay packets at schools or those whose bonuses, expenses or pension contributions, tips them into the six figure bracket.

County Hall justified the salaries claiming they need to pay the best for the best, although did not say what they are doing to be considered the best.

The figures were released by the Taxpayers’ Alliance.

A spokesman for Essex County Council said: “It is imperative, especially at time when the council is having to radically change the way it works that we have talented and experienced people leading the organisation. To ensure we are able to attract and retain the services of these people we obviously need to pay competitive salaries.”

 

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5:19pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.
So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies. Jack222
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1:40pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

As in any walk of life, the money is justified if they are delivering value for that money. As the paper is not in possession of that information, the entire report is just a meaningless wail about what is considers to be 'bumper' pay packages.

If someone is paid £100k and delivers £400k in efficiency savings, then I'd say they deserve £100k. If you work on a local newpaper and your job consists of taking the work of an organisation like the Taxpayers Alliance off the fax machine and re-hashing it with a few button-pressing words like 'bumper', 'huge' or 'bonuses', without bothering to delve deeper, then perhaps you don't.
As in any walk of life, the money is justified if they are delivering value for that money. As the paper is not in possession of that information, the entire report is just a meaningless wail about what is considers to be 'bumper' pay packages. If someone is paid £100k and delivers £400k in efficiency savings, then I'd say they deserve £100k. If you work on a local newpaper and your job consists of taking the work of an organisation like the Taxpayers Alliance off the fax machine and re-hashing it with a few button-pressing words like 'bumper', 'huge' or 'bonuses', without bothering to delve deeper, then perhaps you don't. Hawthorne
  • Score: 3

10:12pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Regbluebottle says...

Jack222 wrote:
So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.
But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY....

And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.[/p][/quote]But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY.... And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings. Regbluebottle
  • Score: -1

7:04am Tue 12 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

Regbluebottle wrote:
Jack222 wrote:
So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.
But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY....

And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings.
Because they move to somewhere that will pay them £100k.
[quote][p][bold]Regbluebottle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.[/p][/quote]But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY.... And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings.[/p][/quote]Because they move to somewhere that will pay them £100k. Hawthorne
  • Score: 0

8:53am Tue 12 Aug 14

Regbluebottle says...

Hawthorne wrote:
Regbluebottle wrote:
Jack222 wrote:
So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.
But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY....

And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings.
Because they move to somewhere that will pay them £100k.
Good! Let them move somwhere else where they're not being (OVER) paid by ME!
[quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regbluebottle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.[/p][/quote]But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY.... And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings.[/p][/quote]Because they move to somewhere that will pay them £100k.[/p][/quote]Good! Let them move somwhere else where they're not being (OVER) paid by ME! Regbluebottle
  • Score: 0

9:59am Tue 12 Aug 14

Dengie D says...

There is no post at County Hall that justifies that level of pay, no matter how they dress it up.
There is no post at County Hall that justifies that level of pay, no matter how they dress it up. Dengie D
  • Score: 0

11:48am Tue 12 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

Regbluebottle wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:
Regbluebottle wrote:
Jack222 wrote:
So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.
But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY....

And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings.
Because they move to somewhere that will pay them £100k.
Good! Let them move somwhere else where they're not being (OVER) paid by ME!
Well yes, but you get what you pay for of course.
[quote][p][bold]Regbluebottle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regbluebottle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: So? They are running a big company and the pay does not seem excessive when compared with private companies.[/p][/quote]But private companies do not pay their wages with OUR MONEY.... And there's no suggestion that anybody is making any saving in excess of their >£100k salaries either. But, by the same argument. supposing somebody is making £400k in savings, then why can't somebody else on a lesser salary make the same or larger savings.[/p][/quote]Because they move to somewhere that will pay them £100k.[/p][/quote]Good! Let them move somwhere else where they're not being (OVER) paid by ME![/p][/quote]Well yes, but you get what you pay for of course. Hawthorne
  • Score: 0

11:59am Tue 12 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

Dengie D wrote:
There is no post at County Hall that justifies that level of pay, no matter how they dress it up.
Well as I said, once more we could do with a little more detail in the story. Hard to judge if the individuals deserve it or not, unless we know what they are getting paid for. Unless Essex are paying more than the market rate, it's hard to say it's much of a scandal. Like it or not, peoples skills and experience have a price, and that's set by good old fashioned supply and demand. Not paying that rate gives you other problems, like sub-standard performance, which arguably wastes more of your money.
It's possible of course that Essex CC is such a fabulous place to work that people are prepared to take a relative pay cut to work there, but what do you reckon the chances are?
[quote][p][bold]Dengie D[/bold] wrote: There is no post at County Hall that justifies that level of pay, no matter how they dress it up.[/p][/quote]Well as I said, once more we could do with a little more detail in the story. Hard to judge if the individuals deserve it or not, unless we know what they are getting paid for. Unless Essex are paying more than the market rate, it's hard to say it's much of a scandal. Like it or not, peoples skills and experience have a price, and that's set by good old fashioned supply and demand. Not paying that rate gives you other problems, like sub-standard performance, which arguably wastes more of your money. It's possible of course that Essex CC is such a fabulous place to work that people are prepared to take a relative pay cut to work there, but what do you reckon the chances are? Hawthorne
  • Score: 0

8:13am Wed 13 Aug 14

Regbluebottle says...

Most, if not all, of the overpaid *fatcats* at ECC are civil servant careerists, they've never had to run their own business or work in the real world of the private sector. They maybe good at reducing expenditure of OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY but I think they'd flounder outside of their cushioned caccooned world of the public sector with lovely generous sickpay, pensions, overtime, expenses and other little perks.
Most, if not all, of the overpaid *fatcats* at ECC are civil servant careerists, they've never had to run their own business or work in the real world of the private sector. They maybe good at reducing expenditure of OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY but I think they'd flounder outside of their cushioned caccooned world of the public sector with lovely generous sickpay, pensions, overtime, expenses and other little perks. Regbluebottle
  • Score: 0

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